Forking a project
Another way to copy a repository is to fork it. A fork is a copy of a project which is saved on your remote account. It also save the relationship between the forked repository (on not your account) and the resulting repository (on your account) which is useful to ask for a Pull/Merge Request, that is, asking the maintainers of the original repository to integrate your changes.
After having forked a repository, you can clone it on your computer.